Domesticity The Human Side of Benjamin Franklin

Sletcher, Michael
March 2006
OAH Magazine of History;Mar2006, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p47
The article profiles the great American inventor-statesman Benjamin Franklin and features his human side as written in his autobiography entitled "Autobiography." The author highlights Franklin's marriage to his wife, Deborah Read Franklin. Unlike the proverbial characters written in "Poor Richard's Almanack," he was not the Franklin known for his thirteen virtues. However, Franklin had some share of infidelities and sexual improprieties despite being married to Deborah. The author assesses the family life of Franklin.


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